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Catherine Van Rensselaer Schuyler
Birth: 1734
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: 1803
Albany County
New York, USA

Folklore Figure. Wife of General Philip John Schuyler, mother of eight surviving children. Catherine, or "Kitty", is most famous for her bravery in burning her own crops to prevent British troops from acquiring the food resources they could provide. Devoted wife and mother, she was well respected in the society of New York, in which the Van Rensselaers have a deep rooted and long history. (bio by: The Raven) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Philip Schuyler (1733 - 1804)
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton (1757 - 1854)*
  Margaret Schuyler Van Rensselaer (1758 - 1801)*
  Cornelia Schuyler (1761 - 1762)*
  John Bradstreet Schuyler (1763 - 1764)*
  John Bradstreet Schuyler (1765 - 1795)*
  Philip Jeremiah Schuyler (1768 - 1835)*
  Rensselaer Schuyler (1773 - 1847)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Albany Rural Cemetery
Menands
Albany County
New York, USA
Plot: Not known at present.
 
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Originally Created by: The Raven
Record added: Mar 19, 2003
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Catherine <i>Van Rensselaer</i> Schuyler
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Catherine <i>Van Rensselaer</i> Schuyler
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Catherine <i>Van Rensselaer</i> Schuyler
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Catharine Van Rensselaer was the first born child and only daughter of John Rensselaer & Engeltje Livingston. She was baptized November 3, 1734 in the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, NY. She was married to Philip J. Schuyler on September 7, 1755.From t...(Read more)
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